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The U.S. Senate on Saturday passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill that lifts the threat of a government shutdown as Congress attempts to wrap up a two-year legislative session.
Sen. Charles Schumer is calling for federal investigations of high airfares, questioning why they're not dropping along with fuel costs.
The Afghanistan war has cost the U.S. taxpayer nearly $1 trillion and billions more is at stake after involvement officially ends this month.
Niece of former U.S. President George W. Bush, Lauren Bush Lauren said Secret Service "followed" her at college.
Instead of avoiding a government shutdown, Congress should put wasteful programs on the chopping block, says former Rep. Ron Paul.
The Senate is running short of time to extend a terrorism insurance program vital to the business world...and particularly sports.
U.S. lawmakers were expected on Friday to approve new sanctions on Russian weapons companies and investors in the country's high-tech oil projects.
Sure, banks got a change they have long wanted to Dodd-Frank, but it will come with huge costs, says Politico's Ben White.
So-called Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber has been slapped with a congressional subpoena seeking information on his Obamacare work and income.
The head of Medicare reversed two decisions to halt payments to health providers after being contacted by elected officials, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Minneapolis Fed's Kocherlakota plans to step down when his term ends in 2016.
It's now up to the Senate to pass the huge $1.1 trillion spending bill - but not before a battle between veterans and freshmen.
Bill Richardson tells CNBC he's not ready to endorse the wife of his former boss should she seek the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination.
Congress may have bailed out Wall Street, but it's in no mood to bail out retirees at risk of losing their pensions.
The House passed the federal spending bill after lawmakers on both sides spent hours drumming up support.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi mounted a last-ditch effort to block a spending bill, sparking fresh fears of a looming government shutdown.
Congressional Democrats objected to some provisions tucked into a $1.1 trillion spending bill, keeping the risk of a shutdown alive.
He said the decline is "like a tax cut to the economy" and praised U.S. oil production as a "great success story."
An appearance by venture capitalist Peter Thiel was cut short at UC Berkeley by demonstrators protesting police killings in Missouri and New York.
Many people thought Rick Perry snuffed out his national future when he blanked at a presidential debate and shrugged, "Oops." But Perry's not among them.